- A small plane belonging to Horner crashed Monday in California
- Horner scored several blockbuster movies, including "Titanic," "Braveheart" and "Avatar"
Los Angeles (CNN)Academy Award-winning composer James Horner, known for his impressive body of work spanning multiple movie genres, died Monday after the small plane he was piloting crashed in central California, his agency said Tuesday. He was 61.
Condolences pour in
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015
To work with James Horner was one of the biggest moments of my life. He was such a kind soul, I'm so saddened— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) June 23, 2015
More than 75 films
CNN's Tony Marco, Sam Stringer, Paul Vercammen and Jethro Mullen contributed to this report.